Mr. Summers represents that the time of the lottery took place in the summer because he was the one that got the lottery together and was the one that was drawing from the black box. “ ‘Summer’ is the sir name of the conductor of the lottery. The lottery happened during the summer. “ The lottery takes place ” June 22nd “ Mr. summer goes by all the rules and by the tradition of the lottery he is one of those characters that take everything serious about the lottery and it has to be perfect in order for their crops to grow. Mr. Summers also meaning grow and life.
Summers, he represents the people that are content with the things that they do, they would just like to make miniscule changes to make it better. Generally, people don’t change things. Though the lottery had been a town tradition for more than seventy-seven years, people still didn’t want to change things about it. Mr. Summers, in charge of the lottery, found that the box they used to draw from was starting to lose its flair. He suggested, multiple times, to build a new box.
Most traditions have a reason and this one is no different. The reason the villagers do this every year is they believe it helps the corn crop grow quicker and better. Jackson shows this when she introduces the saying, ”Lottery in June, corn will be heavy soon”(294). Many old saying that go with traditions rhyme so the meaning of the tradition is not for gotten. Not knowing when the tradition even started and having a good reason makes it hard to get rid of.
The one chosen from the lottery is to undertake a cruel and unusual death by stoning at the hands of their fellow townsmen for the sake that it may bring a fruitful crop for the coming harvest season. Ironically, many of the towns people have suggested that the lottery be put to an end, but most find the idea unheard of being that they have lived in it's practice for most of their lives. The story conveys a message that traditions may be valued so highly that those in their practice may do everything they can to ensure that they continue in accordance. From this a question arises. How far would one go to ensure their sacred traditions remain unscathed?
Summers” held the lottery to draw who would be the next person to face death and their own life for the people’s crops. All of the town’s people would meet at a certain location to view the drawing and stone the chosen one to death. A well-known member “Mr. Warner” had been part of this tradition for seventy-seven years and experienced how the lottery has changed. The beliefs of “lottery in June, corn be heavy soon” grew for the villagers and a sacrifice of one of their own towns people was the key for this success.
While celebrated mostly by Cuban Americans, the ten day celebration has a multicultural crowd from blacks to other Latinos. After Calle Ocho and Lent comes Easter Sunday, where the celebration of Easter honors Christ’s resurrection. Since eggs are symbols for renewal and is perfect for spring, it is used for decorations and egg hunting activities. Mexican Americans put a different spin on the event, draining and cleaning eggshells a month before Easter to create cascarones. Cascarón or cascarones means eggshell.
Jackson uses Warner's own perspective on his persistent luck to add drama to the extensive amount of time he has lived. One might say that Warner's luck is coincidental to coincide with the fact that he has the most obedient person and he is practically the only person who does not want to get rid of the lottery. Others, however, might say that it is a direct correlation and that Warner is not being chosen in the lotteries because he is obeying tradition and God is rewardi... ... middle of paper ... ...ery.'" Explicator 48(1990): 226-28.
“Wash” “He heard what Sutpen said, and something seemed to stop dead in him before going on” (1). In the story “Wash” by William Faulkner, Faulkner writes about a man who slowly begins to go crazy and goes to great lengths to kill his family and Colonel Sutpen, a man he once respected. Faulkner creates interesting characters along with riveting conflicts to support his central theme of the story. In this essay, the author’s main theme is too much pride. Faulkner does a good job of making Wash think he is better than the slaves, but in reality he is not because everyone thinks Wash is white trash and does not deserve any respect from anyone.
When Oedipus inquires “who is this man whose fate the god pronounces?” (1740) after this inquiry almost every statement made by Oedipus becomes ironic because he is referring to himself though he is yet to find out. The audience is aware that the more he looks into the murder of the former king Laius the worse it is going to be for him. Sophocles’ use of dramatic irony keeps the audience one step ahead of the protagonist so they are able to see the errors made by Oedipus. Because the audience has had time to figure what the mistakes are, they are more emotionally invested in how Oedipus will react when he finally understands all the mistakes he has made through the play. As the play progresses the audiences attitude about Oedipus starts to slowly shift; the emotions start to become deeper and we start to see that though he is guilty of murder empathize with
If the entire town knows that witchcraft is present, it provides Putnam with an easier chance to create more wealth and power. This perspective of Putnam helps the reader to understand that he is a very selfish man that does not care for others. Because Putnam treats others in town very poorly, they will act the same way toward him. Other characters do not respect Thomas Putnam because he does not care for their opinions, as he believes he is of a higher status than others. Thomas Putnam believes that the town of Salem has tarnished his name, giving him a bad reputation and he intends to fix it by taking as much control as he can.